principal quantum number

noun Physics.

the nonnegative, integral quantum number that defines the stationary orbits in the Bohr model of the atom.


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Origin of principal quantum number

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called total quantum number. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020